Educational Leadership | Master of Arts Degree
The goals of the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education are generated through a firm commitment to its philosophy statement:
- To prepare reflective practitioners committed to excellence in service to others.
- To instill four "habits" within our students: the habit of service, the habit of inquiry and research, the habit of self-examination and reflection, and the habit of leadership within a community of scholars.
- To offer students an excellent professional education and a sound background within a liberal tradition of education.
- To reaffirm and strengthen a commitment of service to the community.
[NEW:] The Personal Potential Index (PPI) is recommended to complete your application for admission. Visit SLU's page about the PPI evaluations and requirements or go to The ETS page to learn more about the PPI.
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|Fall: July 1 (International: May 1)||Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Three (3) Personal Potential Index evaluations
(Advantages of the web application)
|Spring: Nov. 1 (International: Oct. 1)|
|Summer: April 1|
Tel. No.: 314.977.4062
|Chair: William Rebore, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Lindsey Woodard
Assistantship Application Deadline:
- Fall semester: July 1
- Spring semester: November 1
- Sumer semester: April 1
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
- Application reviewed by committee
- An above-average GPA
- A review of TOEFL scores (for International applicants)
Application Review Process: The program has a year-round, rolling application process that is reviewed by committee
The program draws from a large pool of qualified applicants
Currently there are over 300 students
Educational Leadership is the largest Graduate Education program
Higher Education is the second-largest Graduate Education program
Rankings/Honors: All programs are nationally accredited. Nearly 20 percent of all of Missouri's superintendents are alumni of the Graduate School at Saint Louis University.
Credit Hours/Coursework: A minimum of 32 hours beyond the bachelor's degree. Successful completion of a one-hour oral examination at the conclusion of the student's coursework. A five-page paper detailing the student's philosophy of education must be submitted prior to the oral examination. In addition to the above requirements, the student must adhere to all university regulations stipulated in the General Bulletin. | Master of Arts Program of Studies
Program Description: The Master of Arts degree is designed for those individuals seeking a degree in leadership leading to certification as an elementary, middle, or high school principal. | ELHE Programs Offered
Careers Possibilities: Adult Educator; Arts and Education Program Coordinator; Continuing Education Director; Day Care Specialist; Educational Outreach Coordinator; Nonprofit Specialist; Preschool Teacher; Private Tutor; K-12 Teacher; Special Educator | Career Services
Curriculum & Program Details: Two words describe this program: quality and demanding. Students are already educational professionals who are looking to enhance their skills and advance their careers. Students come to learn and perform with a certain position already in mind. | Educational Administration | Urban Leadership | Catholic School Leadership | Student Personnel Administration
About the Educational Leadership & Higher Education Faculty: All faculty is engaged in current, active research in educational topics. | Educational Leadership & Higher Education Faculty
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Six (6) assistantships are awarded in Educational Leadership and Higher Education. Almost all students are part-time with full-time, professional positions. | ELHE Graduate Assistants page | Student Financial Services at SLU
Program Highlights: Teachers already participating in the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program can receive tuition remission. Typically, the investment return for a student is realized after two promotions. Students do most of their studies off-campus, required only to be at SLU four times during their coursework. | ELHE Program Highlights